WELDON - Fred Donal Frazier Sr., 78, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 28) at Crestview Memorial Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, with Full Masonic Rites. The Rev. George Plvan will officiate.
BOYDTON, Va. - Peter “Pete” Henry Cook, Jr., 51, died Friday, June 23, 2006 in Louisburg. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 28) at Herbert L. Farrar Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends following the service.
ZEBULON -- Lee Mitchell’s solo home run in the last of the fifth broke a 0-0 tie just ahead of a game-ending rain storm as Carolina defeated Jacksonville 2-0 at Five County Stadium after 5 1/2 innings on Sunday afternoon in a Class AA Southern League baseball event.
Strange as it may sound, one of the state’s all-time greatest prep track and field careers began in the teacher’s lounge at Bunn High School.
Tobacco’s dangers are well documented; not to mention tobacco use is illegal for teens.
Nonetheless, teen tobacco use statistics show that teens are not getting the “no smoking” message.
YOUNGSVILLE - Furney Presley “Jack” Perry, 64, died Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 27, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial followed in the Popes Chapel Church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Swannie Solomon Freeman, 97, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Guardian Care in Zebulon. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 26, at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial followed in Historical Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.
ZEBULON - Foy B. Horne, 85, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, June 25, at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.
WELDON - Fred Donal Frazier Sr., 78, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Crestview Memorial Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, with Full Masonic Rites. The Rev. George Plvan will officiate.
LOUISBURG - James N. Edwards, 79, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at his home. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, June 24) at South Henderson Church of God in Henderson.
FRANKLINTON - Leonard Perry, 84, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, June 24) at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Eddie Ray Edwards, 51, died Thursday, June 23, 2006. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today (Saturday, June 24) at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Reggie Rushing officiating.
NASHVILLE - Annie Mae Godwin, 63, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, June 24) at Castalia Church of God of Prophecy, with the Rev. Brian Autry officiating.
ARCHER’S LODGE - Cathy Creech Brockman, 56, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 23, at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
ZEBULON - Ada “Tootsie” Mitchell, 64, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, June 24) at William Toney’s Funeral Home chapel, Zebulon. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
FRANKLINTON - Arvel “Dan” Clevenger, 67, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 23, at Hudson Funeral Home, Creedmoor.
The county’s Airport Authority and security providers reached a compromise as more effort will go into safety. During the committee’s May meeting, authority members were concerned that cameras could not consistently record airplane tail numbers at night.
Franklinton approved its $2.75 million budget on Tuesday, making it the last municipality to adopt a spending plan before the fiscal year begins in July. The budget, which does not include an increase to the 68 cents per $100 valuation tax rate, is what former interim Town Administrator Ed Wyatt called a “maintenance” budget.
Are you ready to read? New library hours will begin on July 3. The goal of the Franklin County Library is to serve the public interest and provide the services that address the public’s recreation and information needs with what is needed by whom where and when, Director Holt Kornegay said. For more information call 496-2111.
County personnel look forward to more effective solid waste operations, but county residents and municipal leaders bemoan the cost. As part of the county’s approved budget, county residents will pay a $45 waste fee that will help the county’s solid waste operations lose reliance on the property tax for funding.
Franklin County schools do not stand alone in the need for more space. According to a Department of Public Instruction preliminary report on statewide facilities needs for the next five years, demand for more classrooms is being fueled by growth and upkeep, with a total estimated cost just under $10 billion.
WRECK. Law enforcement and emergency personnel confirmed one fatality in a two-car accident on N.C. Highway 39 just before Ingleside on Friday afternoon. Louisburg, Epsom and county paramedics and fire units were called about 3:15 p.m. A pickup truck was turned onto its side in the southbound lane and a grey car had spun into a ditch embankment on the southbound side.
Louisburg police are investigating a handful of break-ins they believe might be tied to idle hands. Three businesses and one resident reported break-ins Tuesday that were believed to have occurred overnight.
There was a lot of squirming, jumping and hopping around inside the Louisburg Training Center on Wednesday morning. And it wasn’t Jim Alberti’s imaginary fleas. It was wide-eyed kids and parents caught up in the mystery of the Alberti Flea Circus, a traveling show that dates back to the 1880s.
After nearly 15 years counting votes, Board of Elections Director Billy Craft will be counting something else come Sept. 1 — television channels. Between the first primary and runoff election this year, Craft decided that it was time for retirement.